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CommuniquÉ—February 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community
Volume XXVIII, Number 6

Bible & Theology Lectureship

  • February 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the AGTS chapel
  • Topic:   Prescribing Old Testament Law:   A Proposal
  • Speaker:   Dr. Roger Cotton

Free Insurance for Children

  • Do you need medical insurance for your children while in seminary?
  • Missouri Medicaid MC Plus Insurance, an income based program, might be of assistance.
  • For more information, call MC Plus at 895-6761 or ask Dr. Palm for more information.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • Teaching at AGTS—Biblical Theology of Ministry, January 31-February 4
  • February 13—First Assembly, Fargo, North Dakota

Spiritual Retreat

  • When: February 18 & 19
  • Where: The Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri
  • If you are interested in this time of spiritual renewal, see Amy Turnage in the Student Services Office to signup.
  • Space is limited, so signup early.

Wireless-enabled Laptops or PDA’s

  • Wireless connectivity to the Internet is now available throughout the building.
  • You do not need an encryption key to access the AGTS   wireless network.
  • In order to access the wireless network, you will need to create a new “Preferred” network, utilizing the advanced settings in the software provided with your wireless card. This network must be named: Lib_SAC
  • The library and SAC wireless networks have merged.   Only one new network ID is needed.

Academic News

Jan Maempa—dean@agts.eduor 268-1014
Norma Simmons—faculty@agts.eduor 268-1070

Fall 2005 Practicums

  • Fall practicums must be approved and processed February 8-11.
  • Applications are available from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Holly Carlson.  

Attention Spring Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 14.
  • Guidelines are available at www.agts.edu
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information.

Records & Financial Aid News

Sarah Clark—records@agts.eduor 268-1025
Debbie Bourland—

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

Records Office needs your email address

  • If you are not receiving AGTS information via email, please contact Registrar’s Office with your current email address. See Geneva or Sarah.

Summer & Fall Registration

  • Plan to register during March 8-10 and 15-17.
  • Details available on the web and via email.
  • Be sure to meet with your advisor prior to registration.  
  • Sign-up sheets available February 21.  

AGTS Rings & Graduation Announcements

  • On February 17, a Jostens representative will be on campus to take orders for class rings and graduation announcements.
  • Stop by the table near the Admissions Office to place your order.

Deadline for Late Spring Loan

  • Deadline to secure a Stafford Loan—February 11
  • Forms available at www.agts.edu

Deadlines for Summer Loans

  • Priority Deadline—February 25
  • Final Deadline—March 14
  • If you received financial aid for spring classes, complete a summer student loan data sheet, available at www.agts.edu or in the Financial Aid Office.  
  • If you did not receive financial aid for spring 2005, the following documents (available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.agts.edu ) must be received by the deadline:
  • FAFSA (2004-05) must be completed/processed by Central Processor.
  • Financial Aid application, summer student loan data sheet.
  • Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN), if not done previously (only one MPN is necessary while attending AGTS)
  • Work Study application, if interested.

How To Apply for 2005-2006 Student Loans

  • Have on hand the following:
    • Social Security number
    • Driver’s license
    • Copy of 2004 income taxes
    • Your PIN number (to apply for a PIN number, go to www.pin.ed.gov )
  • Go online to www.FAFSA.ed.gov
    • Click on “Fill out a FAFSA” or “Fill out a Renewal FAFSA” (for students who borrowed in 2004-05)
    • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your PIN number.   (The PIN serves as an electronic signature and will transmit your FAFSA to the Financial Aid Office.)

Fall Financial Aid Deadlines

  • The FAFSA 2005-2006 is available at www.fafsa.edu.gov
  • Deadlines for fall 2005 are:
    • Priority deadline—March 31
    • Secondary deadline—April 30
    • Final deadline—July 15
  • Please note that in order to provide the best service for students who complete the    process on time, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the above deadlines.



Student Life

Amy Turnage—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081
Julie McDonald—268-1093

Student Lounge Remodeling

  • In an effort to better serve the student body, SAC will be remodeling the Student Lounge.
  • Due to the remodeling, the Student Lounge will be closed the month of February.

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • New students need to make an appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor to go over their Christian Life Profile test.  
  • Returning students who are second and third semester students who have not met with Dr. Taylor to go over the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire, need to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact Amy in the Student Services Office or call 268-1081 to schedule an appointment.

Editors Needed for Spring 2005 semester

  • We are looking for students who would be willing to help other students edit their papers. ( You tell us what you charge per page to edit.)
  • If you were an “A” student in your undergraduate English studies and would be willing to assist other students by doing editorial work, please contact Amy in the Student Services Office at 268-1081.

Need a FREE email address?

  • Contact Rick Oliver in the Library to set up a free email account accessible at home or in the computer lab.



Business Office News

Jeff Dorn—businessoffice@agts.edu or 268-1035

Account Statements

  • Scholarships for the spring term will be posted to student accounts in January.
  • If you are a recipient, please review your February account statement carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount have been posted.
  • Please report any discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible.

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 6, February 15, and March 15
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.


Faculty News

  • Dr. Roger Cotton

    • Preached at Bethel Reformed Church in Harvey, Illinois, January 2.
    • Wrote an endorsement of the book Spiritual Seasons, written by his former student, Thomas Vaughn, and published by Chosen Books (Baker).

Development News

Veronica Smithdevelopment@agts.edu or 268-1012

Development Trips

  • Paul Martinez will attend the Assemblies of God Financial Services Group Conference in     Orlando, Florida—February 10-12.
  • He will also attend the Development & Institutional Advancement Program—February 17-19.  

 

 
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